We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

Fortinet FortiDDoS vs VMware NSX comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Fortinet FortiDDoS Logo
2,109 views|1,667 comparisons
VMware NSX Logo
22,192 views|15,552 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: January 2022.
563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The solution already has security profiles and it can protect from DDoS attacks and other kinds of attacks.""The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use."

More Fortinet FortiDDoS Pros →

"The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours.""Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable.""One of the big improvements between the NSX-V and NSX-T is that in NSX-T you are no longer dependent on V-Center anymore.""I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology.""Some of the key features I find most valuable are the highly graphical user interface, virtualization of networks, and Microsoft application compatibility. It has all the functionality that we require.""During our experience, the solution has been stable.""The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing.""From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR)."

More VMware NSX Pros →

Cons
"There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall.""The web interface could be much better."

More Fortinet FortiDDoS Cons →

"The support needs improvement.""The technical support could use some improvement.""VMware NSX only supports some platforms like KVM.""Quite a complex solution.""Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area.""There could be an improvement in regards to security.""Occasionally the licensing is not very clear. They should make it easier to understand.""One drawback is this solution requires a lot of other products in the VMware ecosystem to have a full end-to-end operation orchestration monitoring. You have to buy a lot of add-ons to fully utilize the functionality."

More VMware NSX Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
  • "The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."
  • "The price of this product is too high."
  • "This solution requires a licence."
  • "VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature."
  • "The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."
  • "I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
  • More VMware NSX Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection solutions are best for your needs.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use.
    Top Answer: 
    The cost of the solution is quite reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
    Top Answer: 
    There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall. I can't recall any features that are lacking.
    Top Answer: 
    There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I have found VMware NSX to be easy to use.
    Ranking
    Views
    2,109
    Comparisons
    1,667
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    461
    Rating
    7.0
    1st
    Views
    22,192
    Comparisons
    15,552
    Reviews
    22
    Average Words per Review
    384
    Rating
    7.7
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Fortinet DDoS, FortiDDos
    VMware Nicira
    Learn More
    Overview

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever-evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi-layered security solution. FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

    VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
    Offer
    Learn more about Fortinet FortiDDoS
    Learn more about VMware NSX
    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Retailer19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business57%
    Large Enterprise43%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Fortinet FortiDDoS is ranked 15th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 24 reviews. Fortinet FortiDDoS is rated 7.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDDoS writes "Stable, with good security but has very bad technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Fortinet FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Radware DefensePro, Fortinet FortiWeb, Trend Micro Deep Security and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Nuage Networks.

    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.